Usage is determined by counting the total number of unique machines that access an application during each 10-minute interval throughout the day. The highest number of machines accessing an application during any one 10-minute interval during the quarter is the peak usage. Intervals are based on the GMT time zone.
The first partial interval of software usage is not counted. As shown in the example below, counting begins in the second interval of use. Each interval thereafter where the device is in use, is counted.
In the above example, there are two machines accessing Bentley applications. We see usage occurring on both Machine 1 and Machine 2 during the #3-5 intervals. If this hour were to be representative of the machines’ overall usage for the month, the “peak” would be two machines.
This calculation method is now used for all SELECT and Cloud Service Subscription term licenses. Usage for the Enterprise License Subscription (ELS) is calculated by the calendar day.
To take advantage of the 10-minute interval, organizations must utilize either the Subscription Entitlement Service or a hosted SELECTserver. Organizations utilizing a locally deployed SELECTserver will have peak usage determined by thecalendar-hour interval.
How remote usage is recorded